Italian police have fuelled tensions ahead of Liverpool’s visit to Rome this week with a bizarre claim that 1,000 ‘Ultras’ from Merseyside will be in the capital for the Champions League semi-final second leg against AS Roma on Wednesday. Andrea Cecchini, president of a state police operation whose match-day strategies are some of the most [...]
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There was no Mo-shaped threat to devastate the Italians on this occasion but nothing should obscure the inconvenient truth. Roma looked dynamic, dangerous and demonstrated to Liverpool they mean business, in the game which sends them into Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg. With Kevin Strootman and Diego Perotti both missing through injury for manager [...]
Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco was left frustrated by his side’s mistakes in their 5-2 defeat to Liverpool – but believes they can still reach the Champions League final. The Serie A side were ripped apart as Mohamed Salah – against his old club – inspired Liverpool into a 5-0 lead, before Edin Dzeko and [...]
Roma captain Daniele De Rossi has accused Liverpool of being a long-ball team after his side’s Champions League semi-final first leg defeat at Anfield. The Italian side were ripped apart as Mohamed Salah – against his old club – inspired the Reds into a 5-0 lead, before Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti scored in the [...]
They shouldn’t be here: not in the Champions League, certainly not in the last four. For all Roma’s rich reputation, it has little to do with Europe’s greatest prize. Nobody envisaged this. When they were drawn in a group with Atletico Madrid and Chelsea, it was assumed Roma would fall away and be left to [...]
Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco is looking forward to taking on Liverpool at Anfield – “I can already imagine tomorrow’s atmosphere”. The Giallorossi are in England for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, and the former midfielder addressed the media in his pre-match Press conference. “First of all the beauty of English stadiums, [...]
Monchi dedicated Roma’s 3-0 win against Barcelona on Tuesday to Coach Eusebio Di Francesco. “It’s also his victory.” Di Francesco took a huge gamble in the Champions League quarter-final second leg, lining his Roma team up in a 3-4-1-2 formation, but his decision paid off as the Giallorossi sensationally overturned their 4-1 deficit. “It’s a [...]
The miracle comeback happened but it happened in Rome. Barcelona delivered their worst performance of the season and crashed out of the Champions League losing 3-0 to Roma. Former Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko was the hero. He got the first and it was his away goal at the Camp Nou that sent Roma through [...]
Eusebio Di Francesco criticised both Roma’s finishing and the referee after a 4-1 defeat. “Barcelona are strong, they don’t need help.” The Giallorossi were beaten at Camp Nou in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final, but scored two own goals and assisted another. “Barcelona are already such a strong side, they don’t need [...]
According to former Italy stopper Paolo Conti, Roma’s Alisson is the ‘best goalkeeper in the world right now’. The Brazil international has been a huge hit in the Eternal City and remains a target for Liverpool and Real Madrid. Conti is adamant that Alisson is a better player than others in his position and believes [...]